Drinking: Starbucks Komodo Dragon Coffee. It’s dark and rich and oh so delicious. The stores don’t always have it brewed, so it’s become somewhat of a game for Ken and I – we get so excited when we find it!
Looking: Forward to some vacations!! In April I’m doing a girl’s trip to Austin (never been – any suggestions, please send!!) followed by a two weeks in Cali and a week in Kauai for the big 3-2. I try to live in the present and enjoy every moment, but it’s hard when you have fun things to look forward to!!
Wishing: That freakin La Mer would magically be cheaper. I have been telling myself I’m going to pull the trigger on their amazing moisturizer, but with so much going on I haven’t been able to bring myself to drop the cash. I LOVE their eye concentrate and have used this moisturizer in the past. Despite the hefty price tag, I honestly feel their products are worth it. I’ve been experiencing dryness and hormonal breakouts, so I think it’s time to make some investments in a solid skincare regimen again.
Enjoying: Working out!! I was pretty open about my struggles to enjoy the gym after my competition at the end of October… I totally burnt out on the same ‘ol lifting routine but now I’ve been back at it – leaving the gym dripping in sweat every day and LOVING it. I’m not doing it to get super cut or to lose a specific amount of weight… I’m simply doing it because I enjoy it. And that feels fan freakin tastic.
Loving: Silk’s Vanilla Almond Milk Coffee Creamer. I’ve been trying to drink my coffee black for years but this stuff let’s me have that creamy (good lord I hate that word) taste without having to buy the terribly unhealthy synthetic creamers on the market.
Needing: THIS!!! I’m mildly obsessed with buff bake – and they just released Birthday Cake Almond Butter. I need it, but I don’t. Testing my willpower to see how long I can hold off buying it… but the current jar in the fridge is getting low – so the time is coming near!
Following: JazzyThings. I love her Instagram account and reading her posts. She’s a bodybuilder turned power lifter… and her recent post really hit home for me, and I wanted to share: “Perfection is NOT a real fucking thing. So try this: instead of plastering what you see on social media all over your mind, how about you take each day and work toward YOUR goals. Feel good. Stay active. Define your purpose.” Definitely check her out – she posts such motivational stuff including tasty protein-rich recipes and creative workouts.
Thinking: I need to revisit the whole cauliflower pizza thang. I tried it a few times (unsuccessfully) and also gave a quinoa crusted pizza a shot while in Cali (it was just meh….) so now that Trader Joes has a pre-riced cauliflower, I may give it another shot. I’ve saved Tina’s new recipe which happens to be diary and gluten free… thinking I’ll need to make it soon!
Feeling: Elated. Is that an obnoxious way to describe how I’m feeling?? It’s true. I spent the month of February in Cali with the boyf and it truly feels like things get better and better as time goes on. I’ve literally never felt like I’m falling in love AND making a best friend at the exact same time. I have moments where I look at him and my heart melts. Then he has me laughing so hard I swear I’m going to pee my pants. I just feel so… happy. My family is healthy, work is consistent, Lucy is crazy as ever. My friends are wonderful and I’m building amazing relationships with Ken’s friends and their wives, too. My cup runneth over.
Bookmarking: TurboTax. Ugh why are my taxes so complicated this year?? I bought and sold homes last year and for some reason, it’s throwing me completely off. Too many papers coming from too many places! Thinking it’s time to bite the bullet and ask for help.
Planning: To pursue my NASM personal training certification. I absolutely love health and fitness – and the only thing even better than pushing myself to my limits are pushing others to theirs! When I taught Barre, I loved hearing my clients come to me saying they found confidence they never knew they had.. or that they finally fit in their skinny jeans.. or that their husband’s notice how they’ve changed physically and emotionally. I think I was meant to help people with living healthy, active and balanced lives – so the time has come and I’m ready to pull the trigger on obtaining my next level of certification! Can’t wait – stay tuned, definitely more to come on that front!
Okay, enough about me! What have you been up to lately? Read any good books? Try any new healthy recipes or taste some good wine? I want to hear from you!